Nov 8, 2016

Security and Logistics Coordinator

Employer:  Internews Network
Location: Central African Republic
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Note: Closing Date for this position is 30 November 2016.

General Function:

Internews is seeking a Security & Logistics Coordinator for its work in CAR. This is a full-time position in Bangui, CAR. The Coordinator will report directly to the Project Director, CAR and work directly with and through instruction from the Global Security & Operations Officer (based in DC). He/she will be responsible for security activities and well-being of staff, visitors and consultants working and operating in the Bangui office and as travel occurs to various field locations.

He/she will carry out risk and threat analysis, develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and draft and update emergency plans to minimize safety and security risks. He/she will ensure that all program activities comply with Internews’ safety protocols. They will provide guidance on security matters to the Project Director and Global Security & Operations Officer so as to identify, mitigate, manage, and resolve problems at the local level. He/she will also be responsible for responding to security incidents involving staff members and inform the Global Security & Operations Officer and Project Director. This role will deal with contingency plans, assess risks, manage logistics and operations of the office/residence space, manage driver fleets and guards, and more.


Working closely with the Country Director and the Global Security and Operations Officer, the Security & Logistics Coordinator will perform the following tasks:

Documentation / Policy / Protocols:
Monitor the security environment in operational areas and update risk assessments.
Support the development of a safety culture by strengthening procedures and disclosing best practices.
Liaise with the government, military, private security agencies, community leaders, and stakeholders to ensure that staff of Internews have access to all areas where the program is operating.
Develop monitoring plans, objectives and policy frameworks for the safe and secure conduct of program activities.
Develop, maintain and regularly update the Security Management Plan and ensure Internews’ facilities are taken into account.
Routinely aid the Global Security & Operations Officer to prepare for critical events and ensure preparedness for major security incidents.
Ensure that curfew is followed by all international staff.
Ensure that the information packs, maps and information packages are updated and distributed to all incoming staff and visitors (national and international).
Conduct security assessments of offices, houses, hosts, sites, and project operating regions and compile reports and recommendations.
Train, coach and monitor all staff to ensure the minimum security standards are being followed and respected.
Advise the Global Security & Operations Officer routinely of the current security situation throughout the country.
There is the possibility of travel to other countries outside of CAR with this role. From the advisement of the Global Security & Operations Officer, this role must be prepared to travel to other locations in Africa approximately 15-25% for other security work as deemed necessary.

Systems and Security Management:
Coordination & Networking:
Build and maintain strong professional networks that can help Internews easily access the necessary operational areas.
Liaise with national and international NGOs, the UN, INSO, OCHA, donors, and the regular army elements, government authorities, private security companies, etc.
Ensure regular updating of safety information and sharing with staff and monitoring the effective two-way communication on safety issues.
Communication & Monitoring:
Ensure that communication systems are adequate and maintained and provide training to staff on the protocols and equipment.
Conduct regular communications checks with the office, staff, visitors, and HQ to ensure functionality (mobile phones, satellite phones, etc.).
Search various sources for safety related information to be disseminated and shared with staff through weekly reports.
Submit security incident reports through regular reporting to the Global Security & Operations Officers and send security alerts to staff through SMS as needed.
Develop and maintain an understanding of the security situation in CAR and also in cases of CAR refugees in neighboring countries (Chad, Cameroon, Congo, and DR Congo).
Perform other duties as assigned by the hierarchy.
Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values .

Capability to train on and implement communications systems (i.e. Satellite phones, internet, mobile phones).
Experience working in insecure/hostile environments.
Recognized certificate or equivalent field experience in security or risk management.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in security management with an international organization in a developing country. Having experience in Central African Republic is an asset.
Demonstrated capability for time management, organization, and prioritization.
Ability to communicate and foster collaboration with colleagues, partners and external agencies.
Ability to use judgment regarding the safety of personnel, analyze and understand complex situations, and translate this into specific policy advice.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others at all levels.
Fluent in French both written and oral, strong knowledge of English is preferred.
Ability to undertake long journeys.

Benefits Information:

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.